In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- As I put my hand on the sunroom door I felt a sudden frisson of fear.
- That said, it's a great show, mimicking its subject: vibrant, playful, yet betraying a frisson of menace.
- Talking about uncertainty is risky because the word itself may send a frisson of fear through many listeners.
- While I don't think it had anything to do with the speed of my passage, it certainly adds a frisson to the ride in retrospect.
- When Kamal made his entry to the accompaniment of drum-beats, a frisson of excitement shot through the crowds.
- Any kid who ever created fantasies of demolition with their toy cars feels a frisson of delight at the very idea of robot combat.
- He also felt that same frisson of excitement he used to feel before the intelligence forays he had participated in in Paris.
- I always feel a slight frisson when I cross over to the south.
- Do you ever have a frisson when you look back at your early work?
- One local told me that she cannot now drive through Dornoch without feeling a frisson of fear.
- In the early 1970s a frisson of excitement gripped our family home whenever West Ham football matches were shown on television.
- The game has an added frisson because of the opposition.
- But this was going way beyond the seedy frisson of virtual voyeurism.
- At exactly midday, the cannon is fired and a frisson of excitement runs through the small crowd of tourists gathered on the ramparts.
- There may always be a special frisson of excitement when you think of, talk to or see your friend.
- That would provide the frisson of fear which might otherwise be lacking.
- The complete lack of a reply or even an acknowledgement sent a frisson of fear sharply through me.
- But I still feel a frisson every time I hear the sound of car wheels on gravel.
- Without the frisson of danger, however, Brown's illusion was about as compelling as a languid afternoon spent bending spoons.
- This score may function passably within the context of the film, but outside it is meaningless, barely raising even a frisson of fear.
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